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[ROM][20/12/13]SentinelROM v6.00-CM11 Source -Fast, Stable, Battery[GPL]

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Sentinel196

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Welcome to SentinelROM for Nexus 4. Compiled with Linaro toolchain from modded CM11 source. Android 4.4
This is one of the most popular ROMs for Nexus 10 and Nexus 7, and after a month of hard work and optimisation, I am happy to release it for Nexus 4.

phonehome.png


This ROM is compiled from CyanogenMod 11 with all the features you get in a CM11 ROM, plus the following features.
  • Zip Aligned
  • LMT Pie Controls.
  • Compiled from latest CyanogenMod 10.2 source by me, not a 'cooked ROM'.
  • OTA Updates supported
  • Improved Web Browsing performance
  • Improved 3D gaming performance
  • Amazing battery life
  • Additional theming and UI customisation
  • FAST support via this page and our Facebook Page
________________________


details.png


This ROM has been built to enhance the CyanogenMod 11 experience, with faster gaming and web browsing performance (no choppyness in Chrome too!).

Countless hours have been spent making tweaks to settings to squeeze the most performance I can find out of this ROM while still providing excellent battery life and without the dangers of overclocking and kernel level tweaking.

I compile this ROM and Kernel from the latest CyanogenMod source code, add my various tweaks and adjustments, then test for stability, so you get all the benefits of CyanogenMod 11, plus my tweaks and extras, all without the instability and inconvenience of flashing CyanogenMod nightlies (which are not designed specifically for the Nexus 4 like my ROM is.

The kernel source is available from the CyanogenMod's GitHub.

Please note that I do not own a Nexus 4. this ROM is tested on my Nexus 10, compiled again from source to suit the Nexus 4 and tested by my lovely tester team, then released for you to enjoy. Therefore I ask that you please report any issues you come across in this thread so I can do my best to sort them out ASAP.

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makoabout.jpg


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None that I am aware of. Please report any bugs in this thread or on the Facebook page.

Note: On CM11 ROMs, to access the internal SD card on your device via USB on your PC, please go to "Settings" - "About Tablet" and tap on "Build Number" repeatedly to unlock "Developer Options". Now go to "Developer Options" and enable "Android Debugging".

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If installing for the first time:

To install this ROM you will need to have an unlocked bootloader and a custom Recovery such as TWRP or ClockWorkMod installed (personally I recommend TWRP, I have had issues with restoring backups using CWM).

  1. Copy the downloaded SentinelROM zip to your Internal Storage.
  2. Boot into your custom recovery
  3. Back up your stock ROM
  4. Factory Reset and wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache
  5. Wipe system partition
  6. Install the ROM
  7. Install GAPPS package
  8. Reboot - First boot may take up to 5 minutes

Important: After installation you will be asked if you want to turn on CyanogenMod Statistics, please leave it off as this is an unofficial/modified build.

Note: Use of titanium backup to restore apps and data from another ROM is not recommended, and is the source of 90% of user issues, especially when it comes to battery life. Do so at your own risk.

titaniumbackup.jpg


You may flash other kernels as you wish via recovery. Remember to also flash the correct libraries for any 3rd party kernels. Instructions will be given by the Kernel author. NOTE: Updating the ROM via OTA will also overwrite any custom Kernels you have installed.
________________________

credits.png

  • A huge thanks to my Nexus 4 testing crew! You guys make this ROM possible! In particular Max, Vangelis13 and yyz71
  • Thanks very much to all those who have answered my questions through the process of creating my own ROM, you know who you are.
  • CyanogenMod for their outstanding work. Full credit to them for the bulk of this ROM.
  • OTA-UpdateCenter.pro for their OTA database support and OTA Updater app source.
________________________

downloads.png


02/10/13:
SentinelROM v6.00

Choose from an increasing range of Premium Themes for SentinelROM here.

Please don't forget to hit the Thanks button too :)

GAPPS
http://goo.im/gapps >Check the latest package available on top
MD5Sum: check the md5 of the files before flashing it
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mods.png


NOTE: Unless otherwise stated, the following mods are developed by SentinelROM users and therefore I can only offer limited support for problems caused by using them.

Clock and status bar mods - Use these for transparent status bar and centre clock, etc - Thanks to "peetu20"
________________________

faqs.png


Please visit my FAQ's page before asking questions in the thread. Chances are the answer is already there! I'm always happy to help out with any other questions.

________________________

I hope you enjoy my ROM. If you do, please consider a donation to the CyanogenMod team. If you really like my build, please consider a donation to me as well. Donations go towards flowers for my wife so she lets me keep developing!
 
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Sentinel196

Senior Member
Mar 24, 2010
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New development, announcements and pipeline work will be posted on our Facebook page, so be sure to 'like' us if you like SentinelROM :)

20/12/2013:-
v6.00 -
*ROM rebuilt completely from scratch
*Updated to latest CM11 source (Android 4.4.2)
*Adds all the latest CM features.

NOTE: A Full wipe is highly recommended as this is a new ROM base.

NOTE: You must install the latest Android 4.4 GAPPS Package after flashing the ROM.

02/10/2013:-
v5.00 -
*ROM rebuilt completely from scratch
*Compiled with new Linaro toolchain v4.8 for a further performance boost.
*Updated to latest CM10.2 source (Android 4.3)
*Adds all the latest CM features.

NOTE: A Full wipe is highly recommended as this is a new ROM base.

NOTE: You must install the latest Android 4.3 GAPPS Package after flashing the ROM.

17/06/2013:-
v4.60 -
*Compiled with new Linaro 4.8 toolchain for a additional performance boost.
*Updated to latest Mali graphics drivers for improved performance and stability.
*Updated to latest CM10.1 source (Android 4.2.2)

[NOTE: You must wipe your System and Dalvik caches after upgrading. GAPPS Must be re-installed after updating. Please view the instructions here.

28/05/2013:-
v4.60 -
*Compiled with Linaro toolchain for a huge performance boost.
*Updated to latest Mali graphics drivers for improved performance and stability.
*Updated to latest CM10.1 source (Android 4.2.2)
*Fixes to Camera
*Fixes to Apollo
*Fixes to Clock

[NOTE: You must wipe your System and Dalvik caches after upgrading. GAPPS Must be re-installed after updating. Please view the instructions here.

20/05/2013:-
v4.50 -
*Compiled with Linaro toolchain for a huge performance boost.
*Updated to latest CM10.1 source (Android 4.2.2)
*Kernel and ROM tweaks for improved performance
*Improved Camera
*Updated Launcher
*Increased notifications volume

[NOTE: A clean installation is required for this update. please view the instructions here.

06/05/2013:-
v4.41 -
*Fixed issue with crash in Settings - Security
*Otherwise same as v4.40

06/05/2013:-
v4.40 -
*Updated to latest CM10.1 source (Android 4.2.2)
*Kernel and ROM tweaks for improved performance
*Improved Camera
*Updated Launcher
*GPS Fixed
*Added new LMT Pie Controls app (developed in collaboration with "noname81")
*Multi-User support fixed.

NOTE: If you have GAPPS missing after the update, reinstall the latest GAPPS package using link in OP.

NOTE: If you already have LMT Pie Controls installed, uninstall it before flashing this update. This update contains a customized version.

21/4/2013:-
v4.30 -
*Tweaks and improvements to performance.
*Improve Wi-Fi signal strength.
*Addresses any issues with SystemUI memory leaks.

14/4/2013:-
v4.20 -
*Initial Release for Nexus 4
 
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mikaole

Senior Member
Jan 14, 2012
1,361
522
really a great rom. Everything is running smooth like hell.
Only 2 thinks I am missing, because i göt used to it, are the transparancy settings for status- and navbar and the date in statusbar.
Keep up your great work .
 

KerryWood34

Senior Member
Aug 16, 2012
391
163
ROM feels really smooth and I will have to report back on battery, but there is one thing I see that is missing. The Reboot menu does not show the other options like Recovery, Download, etc. Not sure if I'm the only one, but that would be really helpful to have. I do have Reboot menu selected in the Power Menu section of the Settings.
 

jarjar124

Senior Member
Apr 28, 2012
4,175
4,354
Brooklyn
ROM feels really smooth and I will have to report back on battery, but there is one thing I see that is missing. The Reboot menu does not show the other options like Recovery, Download, etc. Not sure if I'm the only one, but that would be really helpful to have. I do have Reboot menu selected in the Power Menu section of the Settings.

I believe that's a cm thing.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda premium
 

mikaole

Senior Member
Jan 14, 2012
1,361
522
ROM feels really smooth and I will have to report back on battery, but there is one thing I see that is missing. The Reboot menu does not show the other options like Recovery, Download, etc. Not sure if I'm the only one, but that would be really helpful to have. I do have Reboot menu selected in the Power Menu section of the Settings.


You have to enable it in developer settings.
 
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    Welcome to SentinelROM for Nexus 4. Compiled with Linaro toolchain from modded CM11 source. Android 4.4
    This is one of the most popular ROMs for Nexus 10 and Nexus 7, and after a month of hard work and optimisation, I am happy to release it for Nexus 4.

    phonehome.png


    This ROM is compiled from CyanogenMod 11 with all the features you get in a CM11 ROM, plus the following features.
    • Zip Aligned
    • LMT Pie Controls.
    • Compiled from latest CyanogenMod 10.2 source by me, not a 'cooked ROM'.
    • OTA Updates supported
    • Improved Web Browsing performance
    • Improved 3D gaming performance
    • Amazing battery life
    • Additional theming and UI customisation
    • FAST support via this page and our Facebook Page
    ________________________


    details.png


    This ROM has been built to enhance the CyanogenMod 11 experience, with faster gaming and web browsing performance (no choppyness in Chrome too!).

    Countless hours have been spent making tweaks to settings to squeeze the most performance I can find out of this ROM while still providing excellent battery life and without the dangers of overclocking and kernel level tweaking.

    I compile this ROM and Kernel from the latest CyanogenMod source code, add my various tweaks and adjustments, then test for stability, so you get all the benefits of CyanogenMod 11, plus my tweaks and extras, all without the instability and inconvenience of flashing CyanogenMod nightlies (which are not designed specifically for the Nexus 4 like my ROM is.

    The kernel source is available from the CyanogenMod's GitHub.

    Please note that I do not own a Nexus 4. this ROM is tested on my Nexus 10, compiled again from source to suit the Nexus 4 and tested by my lovely tester team, then released for you to enjoy. Therefore I ask that you please report any issues you come across in this thread so I can do my best to sort them out ASAP.

    ________________________

    screenshots.png


    makoabout.jpg


    ________________________

    bugs.png


    None that I am aware of. Please report any bugs in this thread or on the Facebook page.

    Note: On CM11 ROMs, to access the internal SD card on your device via USB on your PC, please go to "Settings" - "About Tablet" and tap on "Build Number" repeatedly to unlock "Developer Options". Now go to "Developer Options" and enable "Android Debugging".

    ________________________

    installation.png


    If installing for the first time:

    To install this ROM you will need to have an unlocked bootloader and a custom Recovery such as TWRP or ClockWorkMod installed (personally I recommend TWRP, I have had issues with restoring backups using CWM).

    1. Copy the downloaded SentinelROM zip to your Internal Storage.
    2. Boot into your custom recovery
    3. Back up your stock ROM
    4. Factory Reset and wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache
    5. Wipe system partition
    6. Install the ROM
    7. Install GAPPS package
    8. Reboot - First boot may take up to 5 minutes

    Important: After installation you will be asked if you want to turn on CyanogenMod Statistics, please leave it off as this is an unofficial/modified build.

    Note: Use of titanium backup to restore apps and data from another ROM is not recommended, and is the source of 90% of user issues, especially when it comes to battery life. Do so at your own risk.

    titaniumbackup.jpg


    You may flash other kernels as you wish via recovery. Remember to also flash the correct libraries for any 3rd party kernels. Instructions will be given by the Kernel author. NOTE: Updating the ROM via OTA will also overwrite any custom Kernels you have installed.
    ________________________

    credits.png

    • A huge thanks to my Nexus 4 testing crew! You guys make this ROM possible! In particular Max, Vangelis13 and yyz71
    • Thanks very much to all those who have answered my questions through the process of creating my own ROM, you know who you are.
    • CyanogenMod for their outstanding work. Full credit to them for the bulk of this ROM.
    • OTA-UpdateCenter.pro for their OTA database support and OTA Updater app source.
    ________________________

    downloads.png


    02/10/13:
    SentinelROM v6.00

    Choose from an increasing range of Premium Themes for SentinelROM here.

    Please don't forget to hit the Thanks button too :)

    GAPPS
    http://goo.im/gapps >Check the latest package available on top
    MD5Sum: check the md5 of the files before flashing it
    ________________________

    mods.png


    NOTE: Unless otherwise stated, the following mods are developed by SentinelROM users and therefore I can only offer limited support for problems caused by using them.

    Clock and status bar mods - Use these for transparent status bar and centre clock, etc - Thanks to "peetu20"
    ________________________

    faqs.png


    Please visit my FAQ's page before asking questions in the thread. Chances are the answer is already there! I'm always happy to help out with any other questions.

    ________________________

    I hope you enjoy my ROM. If you do, please consider a donation to the CyanogenMod team. If you really like my build, please consider a donation to me as well. Donations go towards flowers for my wife so she lets me keep developing!
    11
    changelog.png




    New development, announcements and pipeline work will be posted on our Facebook page, so be sure to 'like' us if you like SentinelROM :)

    20/12/2013:-
    v6.00 -
    *ROM rebuilt completely from scratch
    *Updated to latest CM11 source (Android 4.4.2)
    *Adds all the latest CM features.

    NOTE: A Full wipe is highly recommended as this is a new ROM base.

    NOTE: You must install the latest Android 4.4 GAPPS Package after flashing the ROM.

    02/10/2013:-
    v5.00 -
    *ROM rebuilt completely from scratch
    *Compiled with new Linaro toolchain v4.8 for a further performance boost.
    *Updated to latest CM10.2 source (Android 4.3)
    *Adds all the latest CM features.

    NOTE: A Full wipe is highly recommended as this is a new ROM base.

    NOTE: You must install the latest Android 4.3 GAPPS Package after flashing the ROM.

    17/06/2013:-
    v4.60 -
    *Compiled with new Linaro 4.8 toolchain for a additional performance boost.
    *Updated to latest Mali graphics drivers for improved performance and stability.
    *Updated to latest CM10.1 source (Android 4.2.2)

    [NOTE: You must wipe your System and Dalvik caches after upgrading. GAPPS Must be re-installed after updating. Please view the instructions here.

    28/05/2013:-
    v4.60 -
    *Compiled with Linaro toolchain for a huge performance boost.
    *Updated to latest Mali graphics drivers for improved performance and stability.
    *Updated to latest CM10.1 source (Android 4.2.2)
    *Fixes to Camera
    *Fixes to Apollo
    *Fixes to Clock

    [NOTE: You must wipe your System and Dalvik caches after upgrading. GAPPS Must be re-installed after updating. Please view the instructions here.

    20/05/2013:-
    v4.50 -
    *Compiled with Linaro toolchain for a huge performance boost.
    *Updated to latest CM10.1 source (Android 4.2.2)
    *Kernel and ROM tweaks for improved performance
    *Improved Camera
    *Updated Launcher
    *Increased notifications volume

    [NOTE: A clean installation is required for this update. please view the instructions here.

    06/05/2013:-
    v4.41 -
    *Fixed issue with crash in Settings - Security
    *Otherwise same as v4.40

    06/05/2013:-
    v4.40 -
    *Updated to latest CM10.1 source (Android 4.2.2)
    *Kernel and ROM tweaks for improved performance
    *Improved Camera
    *Updated Launcher
    *GPS Fixed
    *Added new LMT Pie Controls app (developed in collaboration with "noname81")
    *Multi-User support fixed.

    NOTE: If you have GAPPS missing after the update, reinstall the latest GAPPS package using link in OP.

    NOTE: If you already have LMT Pie Controls installed, uninstall it before flashing this update. This update contains a customized version.

    21/4/2013:-
    v4.30 -
    *Tweaks and improvements to performance.
    *Improve Wi-Fi signal strength.
    *Addresses any issues with SystemUI memory leaks.

    14/4/2013:-
    v4.20 -
    *Initial Release for Nexus 4
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    A run through of the various settings and configurations available on SentinelROM for smartphones.

    Setting up LMT Pie Controls
    6
    Please answer sentinel, your rom could be a beast if you do the same with stock. :confused:

    My ROM is based on cyanogenMod source. I have no plans at this stage to base it on AOSP source.

    The first iteration of SentinelROM for nexus 10 was based on AOSP rather than CM and people complained there weren't enough features.

    Whatever I do, people will always complain they want something different. the current system seems to please the most people.
    6
    SentinelROM v4.75 is here!

    17/06/2013:-
    v4.60 -
    *Compiled with new Linaro 4.8 toolchain for a additional performance boost.
    *Updated to latest Mali graphics drivers for improved performance and stability.
    *Updated to latest CM10.1 source (Android 4.2.2)

    [NOTE: You must wipe your System and Dalvik caches after upgrading. GAPPS Must be re-installed after updating. Please view the instructions here.